Environmental and Health Groups Face Off Against Household Cleaner Giants in Court

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 8, 2010

News release: “Public health and environmental advocates faced off against household cleaning giants Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Church and Dwight and Reckitt-Benckiser in a Manhattan court today in a fight for transparency about the toxic chemicals in cleaning products. The manufacturing giants are refusing to follow a New York state law requiring them to disclose the chemical ingredients in their products and the health risks they pose. Independent studies show a link between many chemicals commonly found in cleaning products and health effects ranging from nerve damage to hormone disruption…The first-of-its-kind lawsuit could have national implications and comes as momentum builds nationally and internationally for toxics chemical reform. [February 4, 2010] the United States Senate committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing looking into the current science on public exposures to toxic chemicals.”
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